Educational Programs

Inside the Music, Concert Conversations & Afterglow

Inside the Music

Join QCSO Music Director Mark Russell Smith in an exploration of the Masterworks programs on the Thursday evening preceding each Masterworks weekend as he brings you inside the lives of the composers and the life of the music itself. These events are open to everyone - experts and novices alike.  Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the session begins approximately 20 minutes later.  Cash bar provided.  Free.

Hosted by the Hotel Blackhawk

Concert Conversations

Concertgoers are invited to attend informal pre-concert conversations. Concert Conversations are hosted by Kai Swanson and begin one hour before each Masterworks performance in the concert hall.  Both Saturdays and Sundays.  Free.

Sponsored by Chris Connolly, Wells Fargo Advisors


For Saturday night performances, immediately after the concert, join us in the Hotel Blackhawk Lobby to mingle with Mark Russell Smith, musicians from the QCSO and sometimes even the guest artists!  Cash bar and remarkable repartee.  Free.

Hosted by the Hotel Blackhawk